Assistant Psychologist – The Bessborough Centre – Cork

Job Description
Assisting in the administration of cognitive, mental health and parenting psychometric assessment for parents and children. Scoring and writing up the results of psychometric assessment.
Assist in the facilitation of therapeutic groups and carry out psychoeducational intervention with clients.
Promote relational and psychologically informed practice across all aspects of the service. Promote and champion an infant mental health perspective among clients and colleagues.
Conduct clinically relevant research and maintain literature and research databases, where appropriate, in collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines.
Supports service evaluations, including ongoing group evaluations, service satisfaction surveys, and other outcome measures, and maintains appropriate records/databases of these.
Assists the Clinical/Counselling Psychologist in providing training and support of the wider staff team.
Liaison role between Clinical Lead, Clinical Team and wider staff team regarding understanding and implementation of clients’ care programmes.
To undertake any reasonable travelling requirements in order to fulfil the tasks and responsibilities of the role.
To undertake any other duties as may arise from time to time be specified by the Centre, that are within the level and responsibility appropriate to the grade of the post.
Communicating with various internal and external stakeholders by attending and contributing to various cross-departmental meetings including staff team meetings and external multi-disciplinary team meetings.

Essential Criteria
Post-Graduate degree in psychology in clinically related area, or be completing one
Eligible to apply for Graduate Membership of the PSI
Personal Qualities
Maturity required to work with a complex population
A positive can-do attitude
Commitment and enthusiasm
The ability to work on your own initiative
The ability to work within boundaries

Skills and Knowledge
Excellent interpersonal skills
A very high standard of written and oral communication
An awareness of complexity within child protection
An understanding of Infant mental health principles
Computer literacy
Full clean driving licence

This position offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to work in a psychology-led multidisciplinary service to develop and advance skills in the areas of assessment, intervention and formulation.
To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to by Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

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